New York Constitutional Convention is Rejected
There will be no New York State Constitutional Convention for at least another 20 years. Voters in the state rejected the forming of a group to review New York’s governing document while approving a proposal to allow judges to strip elected officials convicted of corruption of their pensions.
Voters also approved a proposition that would make it easier for municipalities to use public land while preserving the environment. The state constitution currently bans local governments in the Adirondacks and Catskills from building on State land unless they get statewide approval from voters.
The constitutional amendment sets aside 250 acres for use to support health, public safety and community and could open the way for new bike paths and infrastructure support like laying water lines.